- The TIETO22 exercise focuses on the financial sector’s cybersecurity.
- The exercise is the biggest cross-sectoral joint preparedness exercise in cyber disruptions in Finland.
- The debriefing of the exercise will be held on 9 November 2022.
Launched in February, the biggest cross-sectoral joint preparedness exercise in Finland TIETO22 is drawing close to its end. The exercise culminates on 20–22 September in a roleplaying game, in which businesses and authorities get to practice their joint action during a hypothetical nationwide payments disruption.
The script and detailed scenarios of the roleplaying game will not be disclosed to the public before its completion. How well the participants succeeded in the TIETO22 exercise will be revealed in the debriefing of the exercise, held on 9 November.
Finance Finland’s representative and coordinator in the exercise Niko Saxholm emphasises that it is vital to conduct regular exercises to maintain a high level of preparedness. The financial sector has consistently maintained its cybersecurity, and it is important to retain this level reached.
“The financial sector serves citizens, companies and the public sector alike. Every single link in the value chain depends on us. One of the functions of the exercise is to remind financial sector organisations of how critical their own role is”, Saxholm notes.
The TIETO22 exercise is coordinated by the National Emergency Supply Organisation’s Digital Pool in cooperation with the National Cyber Security Centre Finland (NCSC-FI) and other stakeholder groups. The exercise is organised by the National Emergency Supply Agency. TIETO exercises have been regularly held every two years since the late 1980s.